Upcoming Events

Early Morning Bird Walks (Washington Park)
Washington Park

Wednesday, April 16th

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Spring Break at the Urban Ecology Center - CANCELLED
Riverside Park

Wednesday, April 16th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • What We Do

    Interest Groups

    From the very beginning, the Urban Ecology Center's programming has been enhanced by the dedication of community volunteers. Groups of people have organically sprung up around a common interest and, led by volunteers, have connected people to nature in new and exciting ways. As a result, our program offerings have grown to include everything from the arts to healthy living. These groups have made the Urban Ecology Center a more vibrant community.

    Community groups at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park Interest Group

    Programs exclusively led by volunteers are called Interest Groups. Some groups that meet here regularly include:

    • Community Living Options Group -- Milwaukee
    • Early-Morning Bird Walks
    • Friends of Real Food
    • New Urban Friends
    • Transition Milwaukee
    • Urban Ecology Center Photo Club
    • Urban Echo Poets
    • Urban Stargazers
    • Vegetarian Potluck
    • Victory Garden Initiative

    Check out our calendar to see all of our Interest Group offerings.

    If you have a topic that you think be a perfect fit for the Urban Ecology Center, please contact Beth Heller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • 1500 E. Park Pl

    Milwaukee, WI 53211

    (414) 964-8505

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    Monday - Thursday

    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Friday & Saturday

    9 am - 5 pm


    Noon - 5 p.m.

    1859 N. 40th St.

    Milwaukee, WI 53208

    (414) 344-5460

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    Noon - 6pm


    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    3700 W Pierce St

    Milwaukee, WI 53215

    (414) 431-2940

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    Tuesday - Friday

    Noon - 7 pm


    9 am - 5 pm